Definitions for domedoʊm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

domedoʊm(n.; v.)domed, dom•ing.

  1. (n.)a vault, having a circular plan and usu. in the form of a portion of a sphere, so constructed as to exert an equal thrust in all directions. a domical roof or ceiling. a polygonal vault, ceiling, or roof.

    Category: Architecture

  2. Crystall. a form having planes that intersect the vertical axis and are parallel to one of the lateral axes.

    Category: Crystallography

  3. Geol. a large-scale circular structural feature with flanks that slope gradually away from the center.

    Category: Geology

  4. a raised, glass-enclosed section of the roof of a railway passenger car, placed over an elevated section of seats to afford a full view of scenery.

    Category: Railroads

  5. a mountain peak having a rounded summit.

    Category: Geology

  6. Slang. a person's head.

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. (v.t.)to cover with or as if with a dome.

  8. to shape like a dome.

  9. (v.i.)to rise or swell as a dome.

Origin of dome:

1505–15; < MF dome < It duomo < ML domus (Deī) house (of God), church

dom′al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dome(noun)

    a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward

  2. attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, dome(noun)

    informal terms for a human head

  3. dome, domed stadium, covered stadium(noun)

    a stadium that has a roof

  4. dome(noun)

    a hemispherical roof

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dome(noun)ʊm

    a rounded roof

    the mosque's dome

Wiktionary

  1. dome(Noun)

    A common structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere, a cupola.

  2. dome(Noun)

    Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover, e.g. a cake dome.

  3. dome(Noun)

    head (including the meaning 'oral sex')

  4. Origin: From Latin doma. Compare French dôme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dome(noun)

    a building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry

  2. Dome(noun)

    a cupola formed on a large scale

  3. Dome(noun)

    any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building; as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc

  4. Dome(noun)

    a prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form

  5. Dome(noun)

    decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision

Freebase

  1. Dome

    A dome is an element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. Dome structures made of various materials have a long architectural lineage extending into prehistory. Corbel domes and true domes have been found in the ancient Middle East in modest buildings and tombs. The construction of the first technically advanced true domes began in the Roman Architectural Revolution, when they were frequently used by the Romans to shape large interior spaces of temples and public buildings, such as the Pantheon. This tradition continued unabated after the adoption of Christianity in the Byzantine religious and secular architecture, culminating in the revolutionary pendentive dome of the 6th-century church Hagia Sophia. Squinches, the technique of making a transition from a square shaped room to a circular dome, was most likely invented by the ancient Persians. The Sassanid Empire initiated the construction of the first large-scale domes in Persia, with such royal buildings as the Palace of Ardashir, Sarvestan and Ghal'eh Dokhtar. With the Muslim conquest of Greek-Roman Syria, the Byzantine architectural style became a major influence on Muslim societies. Indeed the use of domes as a feature of Islamic architecture has gotten its roots from Roman Greater-Syria.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. dome

    See spray dome.

Anagrams of dome

  1. demo, E.D. Mo., Edom, mode


Translations for dome

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dome(noun)

a roof shaped like half a ball

the dome of the cathedral.

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